Manuel Quiros leads Madrid Masters

Oct. 8, 2009 at 4:55 PM

MADRID, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Spain's Manuel Quiros shot 10-under-par 62 Thursday, giving him a two-stroke lead over countryman Sergio Garcia after the first round of the Madrid Masters.

Quiros, a native of Benahavis, made six birdies on the back nine, and his 62 matched the tournament single-round scoring record, set by Ricardo Gonzalez and Pablo Larrazabal at last year's tournament at Madrid's Club de Campo.

"I had 12 chances for birdie and I made 10 -- unbelievable," a surprised Quiros told reporters. "I think I was very lucky with the putter."

Garcia capped his 8-under 64 with an eagle at the par-5 18th hole.

"These (fairways) are comforting and you definitely see a difference coming out of the rough," Garcia said.

England's Oliver Fisher shot 7-under 65 and is alone in third place.

Defending champion Charl Schwartzel of South Africa shot 1-under 71.

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